Shouting Out in Class

Below is an all too common example of a child shouting out in class.

Charlie: ”Ms Massie, Ms Massie, Ms Massie, Ms Massie, Ms Massie . . .”

Me: “Does anyone know what we have to do at school so that everyone can be heard?”

Students: “Put up your hand.”

Charlie instantly puts up her hand, but I don't immediately ask her; I allow a time to pass before asking Charlie to share. Charlie needs to experience waiting - not too long, but waiting, taking a turn - so that all can be heard.

Don’t be a reactionary victim, but a self-disciplinarian.